19 November 2018


  • In and out: A way to fix China stock market

    - Dec 5, 2013 8:55am
    Late last month, China decided to resume initial public offerings (IPOs) in January after a freeze of more than a year. Along with the decision were new listing rules. The rules establish an IPO registration system,...
  • Mixed signals after 3 mobile carriers gain 4G licenses

    Dec 4, 2013 5:49pm
    The time has finally come and the mainland authorities have at last granted long-awaited 4G licenses. China Mobile (00941.HK), one of the three main carriers, was granted a TD-LTE license, while rivals China Unicom (00762.HK) and China...
  • HSI takes a breather while nuclear power, cement plays jump

    Dec 3, 2013 5:35pm
    After closing above 24,000 points Monday, investors spent Tuesday taking profit, putting selling pressure on the Hong Kong benchmark index. The Hang Seng Index fell 128 points, or 0.53 percent, to 23,901. The Hang Seng China...
  • Investor accuses Everbright of insider trading, paper says

    Dec 3, 2013 2:36pm
    An individual investor has filed an insider trading lawsuit against Everbright Securities in Shanghai, Shanghai Daily reported Tuesday, citing Xinhua. A glitch in Everbright’s trading system triggered a deluge of orders that caused wild gyrations in...
  • China holiday travel won’t get any better next year

    Dec 3, 2013 8:07am
    China’s National Holiday Office, an entity under the State Council, has taken up the thankless task of conducting surveys through major Web portals and soliciting public opinions regarding the 2014 public holiday arrangement. Three vacation options...
  • Everbright Bank set for US$2 bln Hong Kong IPO, WSJ says

    Dec 3, 2013 7:01am
    China Everbright Bank Co. is planning to start selling shares on Dec. 10 in an initial public offering worth up to US$2 billion, its third attempt to go public, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Everbright Bank,...
  • HSI rises 0.6% as HSBC China PMI beats expectations

    Dec 2, 2013 5:29pm
    Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) shot up to a 30-month high Monday after the HSBC China purchasing managers index for November came in at 50.8, the second-highest reading in eight months and above the forecast...
  • File photo of an investor looking at an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei

    The Big Picture: IPO RESUMPTION

    Dec 2, 2013 8:27am
    China’s securities regulator unveiled on Saturday a long-awaited reform plan for the nation’s initial public offering (IPO) system, sparking hopes for a revival of new listings soon and lifting the prospects of financial services providers. The new...
  • Jewelry plays to glitter in year of marriage

    Dec 2, 2013 8:02am
    Under the Chinese lunar calendar, 2014 is considered to be a good year to get married. Thus, it will be no surprise if we see a significant spike in the number of weddings next year and...
  • HK stocks gain 2.9 percent in November, shipping plays lead rise

    Nov 29, 2013 5:55pm
    Hong Kong’s benchmark index climbed 92 points or 0.4 percent to close at 23,881 points on the last trading day of November. For the whole month, which covered the Communist Party plenum where wide-ranging reforms were...
  • A Japanese patrol plane flies above a disputed island in  the East China Sea. Photo: AFP

    WEEKENDER: Warplanes add to East China Sea tensions

    - Nov 29, 2013 5:00pm
    Tension has engulfed the skies over the East China Sea this week after China established on Nov. 23 an air defense identification zone (ADIZ), which covers the disputed Diaoyu islands, or the Senkaku as they are...
  • China needs to wait and learn from the Shanghai experience before launching new free trade zones. Photo: Reuters

    Some cool thinking needed amid the FTZ fever

    - Nov 29, 2013 9:36am
    The reform blueprint released after the Chinese Communist Party’s recent central committee plenum has listed, among other things, accelerating the construction of free trade zones (FTZs) as a task in the nation’s opening-up endeavor. News reports,...
  • Will you marry me? The 2 mln yuan question

    Nov 29, 2013 9:02am
    The CCTV drama We’re Getting Married has taken viewers by storm, tapping into sentiment not so much for its romantic possibilities but for reflecting financial realities. One scene in particular stands out. When the leading man...
  • Coal, property rallies fail to shore up index

    Nov 28, 2013 5:42pm
    Hong Kong stocks closed an up-and-down day marginally lower Thursday, despite gains in the coal and property sectors. The Hang Seng Index hit a two-year high in the morning but retreated soon after to finish 0.07...
  • Qianhai may be muddy waters for overseas surfers

    - Nov 28, 2013 10:28am
    Qianhai officials are sparing no effort to attract foreign investment with a dozen promotional events held in Hong Kong in the past few months. Situated just along the Hong Kong border, the 15 square kilometer special zone is Shenzhen’s...
  • China plans to ease the entry barriers for foreign investors in some sectors. Photo: Reuters

    POLICY WATCH: More market access for foreign investors

    - Nov 28, 2013 6:35am
    Foreign investors have poured huge amounts of money into China over the years, fueling the nation’s economic ascent. Today, almost all the big global corporate names are present in the country, either to produce goods for...
  • Cinda sees CAR rising to 23% after IPO, official says

    Nov 27, 2013 6:17pm
    China Cinda Asset Management Co. Ltd. (01359.HK), one of four companies created in 1999 to buy bad debt from the nation’s banks, expects its capital adequacy ratio to hit 23 percent after its Hong Kong initial...
  • Cement maker buyback bid, rising prices cheer market

    Nov 27, 2013 5:54pm
    Cement plays starred Wednesday as Hong Kong stocks closed marginally higher, tracking gains in Shanghai. The Hang Seng Index added 0.55 percent to finish at 23,812 points. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index climbed 0.9 percent to...
  • Oil, property plays weigh on stocks in choppy trade

    Nov 26, 2013 5:39pm
    Hong Kong and mainland stocks closed lower in choppy trade Tuesday as oil plays and property counters reeled from negative developments across the border. The benchmark Hang Seng Index gave back a 67-point intraday gain to...
  • Dongguan factories have a success story to share

    Nov 26, 2013 8:06am
    Dongguan, the leading manufacturing hub in southern China, bore the brunt of plunging overseas demand following the 2008 global financial crisis, but it was also among the first to figure the way out of its old economic...

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